Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Tuesday released a statement on
Amazon's promotion of hate toward conservatives. The MRC is a founding member of the Free Speech Alliance, as is ConservativeHQ.com.
Here is Mr. Bozell’s statement in its entirety:
“Amazon has always hated conservatives. They conveniently claim to take a strong stance against violence and hate when they want to justify shutting down Parler, but their website is full of horrific products encouraging violence and hate toward the police and toward Donald Trump and other conservatives. It is difficult to take Amazon seriously given their long history of censoring conservatives.
“We are calling on all conservatives to demand Amazon stop the hate. Conservatives can visit StopAmazonHate.org to join and tell Amazon to stop selling hate. Amazon will do anything to justify censoring conservatives but doesn't even bother to clean up its own site. Let Amazon know this double standard will not be tolerated!”
Amazon banned conservative books for sale on its site and partnered with the anti-Christian bigots at the Southern Poverty Law Center to block conservative non-profits from participating in their Amazon Smile program.
“Amazon has directly profited and continues to profit from products with violent slogans like “Kill All Republicans” and “A Good Cop is a Dead Cop.” Hundreds of products including riot gear, anti-police memorabilia and even t-shirts glorifying the Columbine shooters are still being sold on Amazon to this day. The hypocrisy is stunning. We will not stop until Amazon stops its hateful practices against conservatives.
The Media Research Center previously released a study that found Amazon sold t-shirts with the logo, “Kill All Republicans,” 13 items that were mentioned in the story were quietly removed from the platform. But 191 products, including riot gear, anti-police merchandise, and guillotine keepsakes, remain. Furthermore, more digging reveals shirts made for women and children that glorify the Columbine school shooters.
Amazon’s Offensive and Controversial Materials policy states that “Products that promote or glorify people that have been found guilty of violent or sexual crimes” are prohibited. However, a shirt that shows a cartoon-like version of the Columbine shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, has been for sale since August, 2018, according to the product history. Another shirt with the same logo but for teen children is also for sale. On April 20, 1999, the two students opened fire on their school and killed 12 students and one teacher. A toxic online group known as “Columbiners” create fan fiction and merchandise surrounding the tragic event.
“Kill the Rich” t-shirts can also be found on Amazon. While socialists and members of Antifa prefer “Eat the Rich,” the darker version is readily available on the platform. Some variations of “Eat the Rich” include images of guillotines.
One hundred and twenty-six items are sold with the ACAB logo. Other anti-police merchandise includes this t-shirt that says, “I Hate Every Cop In This Town, A Good Cop is a Dead Cop.” The product description for this item reads, “Sure to be one of your favorites, our T-Shirt with special and modern perspective stylish design will catch people's attention when you walk down the road.”
The New York Times found some t-shirts memorializing the riot on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 as well. Some of the images on the t-shirts included the Capitol Hill with the Confederate flag waving on the dome, with the words, “Battle for Capitol Hill Veteran” on the front. Yet Amazon still maintains that it was justified in taking down free speech platform Parler for what it considered to be violent content.
Call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative and Senators that Big Tech’s hypocritical campaign to deplatform those with whom it disagrees must be stopped. If you have been censored, contact the Media Research Center using this contact form, and help the MRC hold Big Tech accountable. Visit StopAmazonHate.org to learn more.
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